Liz’s Review~Animal~by Marni Mann


“Your life is about to change.”


Animal is a thrilling ride full of twists and turns that will hold you captive and leave you breathless and only wanting more. As moments of pain, joy, lust, fear, and love rain down, the characters desperately seek solace and will stop at nothing to find it.


“I didn’t know what I was actually signing up for.”

Tyler Richens is a college student. A small-town girl thrust into the world of the big city, she has a bright future ahead of her. Tyler has always felt alone. Emotionally abandoned by her family and financially strained, she craves acceptance and love. When her roommate takes her out on the town, she is given an offer that she simply cannot refuse.

Shortly after Tyler’s life is changed forever, she meets Jae. Jae shows her a world of possibilities that she never knew existed and can never have. Despite her best effort to stay away from him, she can’t let him go.

“I needed some fucking screams.”


“There was bad motherfuckers on these streets. I should know. I was one of them.”

Beard is a broken beautiful man full of raw fury. Working as a prison guard in an underground prison, he and his two best friends fulfill their needs by torturing and killing the guilty. As Beard ventures out past the prison walls, he finds himself in a twisted web of lust. Falling hard for a beautiful woman, the physical connection seems to keep his fury tempered and allows him a small semblance of satisfaction. Can money, women, and screams truly provide him everything he needs to forget?


“Up in this mother fucker, the three of us were like doctors.”

Told in mostly dual POV, Animal is a blend of two stories told in both the present and the past. The characters are complex and beautifully damaged. The physical and emotional connections are raw and in-depth as each moment intercepts and twist and turn through each other. The action drives the plot like a freight train going a million miles an hour. The torture and raw grittiness that takes place in the prison paired with the tender romance between Tyler and Jae paired with the sexually charged conquests of Beard evoke a vast array of feelings that span the entire spectrum of emotions. The plot is intricately constructed with precision and the setting is expertly captured with the colorful description embedded in the text. Like a blockbuster movie, the action, suspense, romance, and sexually charged moments will leave you more than satisfied.


Overall, Animal will appeal to readers who like to challenge their mind, stretch their boundaries, and venture into a twisted world in which they may never want to escape. Marni Mann is an expert storyteller and the complex characters paired with the complex plot in Animal transported me to a world that I will never forget.


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“In this prison, we weren’t just guards. We were animals.

I captured the guilty.
Locked them inside our prison.
Tortured their bodies and abused their minds.
I had murdered hundreds.
Never recognized one.
Until her face.
Until that scream.
I was hired to take her life.
But first, I had to figure out how she ruined mine.”




Cover Design: R.B.A. Designs

Release Date: March 23, 2017


I captured the guilty.
Locked them inside our prison.
Tortured their bodies and abused their minds.
I had murdered hundreds.
Never recognized one.
Until her face.
Until that scream.
I was hired to take her life.
But first, I had to figure out how she ruined mine.






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Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.


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CC’s ARC Review ~ Buy Me, Sir by Jade West


4 Stars! 




Melissa “Lissa” Martin is a nineteen year old who was forced into adulthood when her parents died in a tragic car accident. Since then, she has been raising her toddler brother and had to put her education and dreams on hold. But Lissa never gave up on the dream of meeting the man that showed her kindness on one unexpected day.

“He’d just been a posh guy in a suit, until he smiled at me. And that smile was enough for me to gift my heart to a man I’d probably never see again.”

Alexander James Henley, Jr. is a high profile criminal defense attorney known as the puppet master, pulling strings to get his clients the best outcome. While his professional life is in the spotlight, Alexander prefers to keep his private dealings off the radar, as his predilections are considered deviant to many.

“I’m interested in all fucked up. Damaged and dark. Broken. Like me.”

With a plan in place, Lissa implements each step in order to get close to this elusive man. While it all clicks into place, much easier than Lissa planned, her determination borders on obsession but she has her eye on the prize. Meanwhile, Alexander is feeling more than he’s felt in years and believes he’s met his match.

“And fuck, how I fucking fuck her. I fuck her like a man fucking possessed, her body shunting under me s I keep my grip tight around her pretty neck.”

“I kiss her. Plunging my tongue inside her breathless mouth as she chokes for me.”

While Alexander and Lissa move forward, the fear that Lissa’s manipulation will be discovered is ever present. Knowing how Alexander feels about Lissa, each time she deceives him becomes more painful especially knowing Alexander’s past. Even when Lissa is put to the ultimate test, she chooses the deception

“The crazy train collides with the end of the track, and it feels wild and scary to be this unhinged.”

As it all unfolds, Alexander must come to terms with his past and those that continually choose to label his sexual needs. Knowing Lissa doesn’t place any limits on Alexander, he feels acceptance for the first time but when all he knows is a lie, it all falls apart.

When starting a Jade West book, I always feel comfortable about the journey she is going to offer. For one, it’s always going to be hot as hell, but she also has a way of dealing with different themes in an interesting and fresh way. With Lissa, she has many admirable qualities, as she is hard working and assumes so much responsibility but her obsession leaves the reader conflicted – purposely so – at times. For me, I liked Alexander from the start. Even with his outward air of confidence, he is still human and has quite a vulnerable side. And the scenes with Alex and a certain character absolutely made my day!

Buy Me, Sir offers a story about two people trying to live the only way they know how given their family circumstances. The plot unfolds at a steady pace and you can be rest assured about getting some dirty, hot times! For those looking for some kink with a big heaping of a character driven plot, I recommend!


TITLE: Buy Me, Sir

AUTHOR: Jade West

GENRE: Erotic Romance



CC’s ARC Review ~ Dirty Souls (Sins Duet, #2) by Karina Halle

4 Stars



In Dirty Souls, the timeline continues without interruption and it is a wild ride from the first page. As Vicente Bernal and Violet McQueen flee to get answers about the past, there are factions that have different motivations and they will stop at nothing to achieve their end game. During their journey, the truth slowly unfolds but lines remain blurred until the very end.


“I have changed too much. I wonder if this is something I’ll ever be able to wash from my skin.”

With Vicente and Violet pushed to their limits, they learn more about themselves. Violet realizes she has a dark version of herself and knowing Vicente is there to shoulder her softer side keeps her from spinning out of control. Vicente is up against much more than he anticipated and Violet gives him the strength to forge ahead. As such, both characters showed dimensionality and their arcs sustained their development.


“Good people do bad things.”


With all the plot points coming together into an action packed and giant crescendo, these characters are driven to extremes. In addition to Violet and Vicente’s plight, the larger story between the Bernals and the McQueens comes to a head. And, this is where I loved all the dark parts and yet felt conflicted for certain characters regarding the motivation behind the overall plot. For those who are familiar with the backstory (The Artist’s Trilogy and Dirty Angels series), it’s one that evokes much emotion and defines alliances. Since then my team choice hasn’t changed or wavered. (view spoiler) So, to be reunited with Javier, Luisa and Ellie, it was a heady combination that put Violet and Vicente in the background for me.

Karina Halle is such a natural storyteller and essence of her characters really appears to be effortlessly communicated. Setting the stage for darkness takes an exacting and creative mind, which is evident in this duet. Once again, Karina effectively pushes boundaries that are intended to make readers question the morality of her characters.

Dirty Souls will take a reader into some depravity but also has themes of family, love, sacrifice, vengeance and ultimately hope. For those who like suspense with shadowy darkness and manipulation, I recommend!

Sins Duet:
Black Hearts (Sins Duet, #1) by Karina Halle Dirty Souls (Sins Duet, #2) by Karina Halle

Author: Karina Halle

Title: Dirty Souls (Sins Duet, #2)

Genre: Romance Suspense

Type: Multiple POV



Release Blitz ~ Buy Me, Sir by Jade West




COVER: RBA Designs 

They call him the puppet master.

They say he’s dirty, dark and dangerous.

And they’re right.

He’s everything they say he is, and more.

So much more.

Alexander Henley has no idea I exist. No idea whatsoever how much I want him.

But that’s all about to change.

Because if there’s one thing I know about the puppet master, it’s that he pays well to pull women’s strings.

And I’m going to be his next purchase.

Jade has increasingly less to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s happy with this fact. 

Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted. 

Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile. 

She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness. 

She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.

Liz’s Review~Ripple Effect: Episode 3 ~ by Keri Lake


“Deal’s not over yet.”


Ripple Effect: Episode 3 is the third book in the Ripple Effect Series by Keri Lake, and once again I have been held captive by the addictive world of Rip and Dylan!


“Had enough yet, Bandit?”

Ripple Effect: Episode 3 picks up directly after Ripple Effect: Episode 2. Dylan and Ripley find themselves thrown together and the hypnotic blend of their physical connection only spurs an emotional one to continue to bloom and eventually explode!

Ripley is torn as he has always kept himself isolated from love. Knowing that it is out of the question for him to get close to anyone because it would only put them in danger, he struggles with the feelings that are developing for his beautiful Bandit. Dylan is no stranger to the darkness that looms around her and yet, with Rip she feels safe. As more of Rip’s past is revealed, the depth of their connection only grows. And just when you think they are safe, the ripple effect of their pasts collide with their present and threaten their future!

“As long as you’re mine, nothing touches you.”

Told in dual POV, Ripple Effect: Episode 3 is another stunning addition to this series. The text is colored with action and suspense and the explosive connection between Rip and Dylan continues to grow stronger with each installment. The well-constructed story arc is rich with complexities, and the characters are so unique due to their personal growth and life experiences. As each layer of the plot unfolds, I have more questions that I cannot wait to be answered. This gripping series is certainly NOT one to miss! Now on to the final episode. No doubt, Rip, and Dylan will go out with a bang! I only hope they will find the strength to survive!

***Ripple Effect***
Ripple Effect Episode 1 (Ripple Effect, #1) by Keri LakeRipple Effect Episode 2 (Ripple Effect, #2) by Keri LakeRipple Effect Episode 3 (Ripple Effect, #3) by Keri LakeRipple Effect Episode 4 (Ripple Effect, #4) by Keri Lake

*ARC graciously provided via author in exchange for an honest review!